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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Branch refs/heads/REL9_1_STABLE was removed

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Branch refs/heads/REL9_1_STABLE was removed
Date: 2011-06-28 15:05:10
Message-ID: 4E09EDA6.1000601@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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On 06/28/2011 10:39 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> Magnus Hagander<magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>  writes:
>> We discussed earlier to potentially block the creation, and removal,
>> of branches on the origin server, to prevent mistakes like this. It
>> has only happened once in almost a year, so it's probably not
>> necessary - but I wanted to raise the option anyway in case people
>> forgot about it.
>> The downside would be that in order to create or drop a branch *when
>> intended* a committer would need someone from the infrastructure team
>> to temporarily switch off the branch-blocking setting, and then back
>> on..
> I think it would be sensible to block branch removal, as there's
> basically never a scenario where we'd do that during current usage.
> I'm not excited about blocking branch addition, although I worry
> sooner or later somebody will accidentally push a private development
> branch :-(.  Is it possible to block only removal and not addition?
>
> 			

+1. Spurious branch addition shouldn't cause us much pain - we'd just 
remove the new branch. Unwanted deletion is more disruptive.

cheers

andrew

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